Hear Mario Savio, who was an American political activist and a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He is most famous for his passionate speeches, especially his "place your bodies upon the gears" address. Mario Savio speech "Sproul Hall Sit-in Speech/An End to History" delivered December 2, 1964, at The University of California at Berkeley
Hear Greg Palast, who is a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper The Observer. Hear an excerpt from his book "Armed Madhouse".
Hear Mark Danner, who is a writer for The New York Review, Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley, author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror . He is interviewed by The Very Rev. Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral.
Hear a short part of the movie "Gandhi" (1982), where Mr. Gandhi advocates a policy of nonviolence which is delivered by Ben Kingsley.
In 1906, the Transvaal government promulgated a new Act compelling registration of the colony's Indian population. At a mass protest meeting held in Johannesburg on September 11th that year, Gandhi adopted his still evolving methodology devotion to the truth, or non-violent protest, for the first time, calling on his fellow Indians to defy the new law and suffer the punishments for doing so, rather than resist through violent means. This plan was adopted, leading to a seven-year struggle in which thousands of Indians were jailed (including Gandhi), flogged, or even shot, for striking, refusing to register, burning their registration cards, or engaging in other forms of non-violent resistance. While the government was successful in repressing the Indian protesters, the public outcry stemming from the harsh methods employed by the South African government in the face of peaceful Indian protesters finally forced South African General Jan Christiaan Smuts to negotiate a compromise with Gandhi. Gandhi's ideas took shape and the concept of devotion to the truth matured during this struggle.